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. >>> senate majority leader harry reid said he has the votes to pass the $2 billion cash for clunkers voucher. it gives drivers financial incentives for trade anything gas-guzzling vehicles. mcconnell predicts the passage as well. >>> in iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad was sworn as the country's president for a second term. meanwhile, a top iranian lawmaker says they are to bring spy charges against three americans. >>> a panel of feder judges is ordering the california prison system to slash its inmate population by 27%. about 40,000 inmates within two years. they say it's the only way to change what they call an unconstitutional priso health care system that causes one unnecessary death each week. >>> new satellite imagery shows the amazon rain forest in june was four times worse than just a month before. 223 square miles were lost, an area about half the size of los angeles. >>> and in israel, tourists captured incredible video of horses running with a car. fortunately the vehicle slowed down before the impact. both the driver and the horse escaped with minor injuries. >>> and now here's an earl
is in a big mess? mr. reid. harry reid. the guy who called americans evil. >> mike allen, tell us about this. i was reading the las vegas review journal. i'm heading out there this weekend. >> reading the metro section? >> a few meetings. tell us about harry reid. i was reading these polls in the paper. tell us about it. >> forget about harry reid. i want to know why you're going to las vegas? >> it's a long story. >> it's research. willie goes to vegas. >> willie, do you have any openings for interns? >> not at present. we'll talk off line. >> the senate majority leader does have a problem down by double digits against the potential challenger danny tarkanian. he's down against another challenger, the state republican party chairman. and joe will recognize the danger of this number right now. incumbent leader, one of the most powerful people, maybe the most powerful person in the senate, his approval rating back home, 37%. >> wow. >> that's the number george w. bush could laugh at. >> that is unbelievable. all right. >> is danny tarkanian the tark's son? >> yes. how could he not win? >> and
, harry reid, un-american, nancy pelosi runs the house, talking about fascist tactics, at least the democrats talking crazy are running washington, d.c. our people are talking about death panels aren't elected. >> the republicans who are elected clearly or not making enough good noise. >> you know what, let's just call them out right now. let's just do it. since i lovemaki making everybo. tim pawlenty has a responsibility to distance himself from death panel talk. yesterday, we had the chairman of the gop, michael steele, a guy i like very much personally. the next time he believes whether the legislation has death panels in it. he needs to say, no, it does not. the virginia governor, he needs to come out and distance himself from nancy pelosi saying that these tactics are un-american -- >> we tried with michael steele yesterday. >> i'm just saying, there's all of this uncontrolled rage out there, i think leaders of both parties have to be called on the carpet and distance themselves from the crazy rhetoric that's out there, whether it's coming from nancy pelosi or harry reid ca
most of its $1 billion budget in one week. now harry reid says he has the support of the senate to get $2 billion more and that the vote will happen this week. critics are arguing that's extra money that the government doesn't exactly have at its disposal. the obama administration says as of today there have been more than 150,000 cash for clunkers transactions worth more than $1600 million. -- 600 million. the average i am crease in fuel efficiency. 60%. some are asking whether we can afford to extends it, especially when four of the five top-selling cars, though mostly assembled in america, are japanese. what does the white house have to say about all those hondas and toyotas? >> that the big three are doing well enough, accounting for 43% of sales. many honda and toyota vehicles are manufactured in the united states. but once upon a time there was language in the cash for clunkers legislation that would have barred any discounts for cars manufactured outside of the united states, meaning employing no u.s. workers or cars made in canada or mexico. the white house approval of that lan
with president obama, majority leader harry reid vowed to press on even in the face of this opposition. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw monkey wrench into everything, we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. secretary sebelius, let's take a look at what you encountered in pennsylvania this weekend with senator arlen specter. >> that's a lie! >> secretary, i have to tell you, i went to some of those kinds of town meetings when i worked with senator moynahan, never encountered anything like that. did you expect this? any hint this planned sabotage was out there? >> well, we had had a town hall meeting a couple of weeks ago with four cabinet secretaries in louisiana. and had some similar folks show up with very similar statements and very similar arguments. so it was clear that this is kind of a nationally driven campaign. we knew that something was different in philadelphia
harry reid said the democrats have enough votes to pass the bill, meaning consumers could take advantage of the rebates of up to $4,500 until labor day. >>> at six miles an hour, you wouldn't think a tap to your bumper would be a big deal until you find out the cost to fix it. among the most popular midsizeded cars from the insurance institute for highway safety, the mazda 6 was the only one to score an acceptable rating with the average cost to fix its bumper of nearly $900. the honda accord got a marginal rating with an average repair cost of a little more than $1,000. the ford fusion and the chevy malibu both got poor marks with an average cost of more than $2,000 for repairs. karen? >> claire leka here in new york. thank you. >>> just ahead on the morning news, a tearful homecoming for two american journalists. >>> plus massive storms bringing large hail clobber arkansas. >>> first, katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> we'll have the remarkable story of how this baseball announcer calls the plays when he's never even seen a single game. ♪ there's only one
word is president obama wants to billion dollars to keep the program going. harry reid said that he has put forward a bill that would extend the program. that could happen in the next few days. trace: so you drain the oil and that until the engine with two quarts of liquid glass. that is marching orders for mechanics coast to coast, getting rid of the cash for clunkers vehicles. it is designed to make sure that those cylinders never see a spark plug again. this drive to train destruction is from a chemical. if you are a doctor, you would have a hypocritical if. isn't there such thing for mechanics? you are usually fixing these things, but now you are destroying them. how do you feel? >> mixed emotions. some of the thing that we get are too nice to destroy, but in order to keep up with the program, we need to do this. trace: "popular mechanics" came out with a good article saying that a lot of these cars that we are destroying our perfectly good, and could benefit a lot of low income families. >> we have had some people calling in, asking -- they often do donations about cancer for kids,
-american, harry reid calling them evil mongers, other people calling them mobs and thugs. the backlash against the democratic party here is astonishing. middle american by 2 to 1, they agree with the protesters and not with the democratic party. >> eleanor. >> first of all, cindy said to shout down over people views is un-american. they didn't call the shouters un-american. i think the president has lost momentum here. people who have insurance are worried that they are going to lose something in this very extensive package. and the president really doesn't have a single bill that he can point to. he doesn't have a clear message and all of the bills floating around on political provide lots of inviting targets for people who want to kill healthcare and want to kill the obama presidency along with it. the political stakes here are huge and the president has done a good job with the special interest. they are all tentatively on board. it's the political opposition that is much more intense this time and it seems to have caught the obama administration by surprise. >> you are seeing the americ
to harry reid tonight. they have to vote to throw another $2 billion at the program. it has run through the original $1 billion. put wn the phone. that's the message from transportation secretary ray lahood. he says if it was up to him, texting and driving would be altogether. laura evans with the edge on what he plans to do. >> he won't out right ban it not on his own but he is going to convene a summit involving everyone from transportation officials to law enforcement types to congressman to find out what to do about distracted drivers on their cell phones. new evidence shows texting while iving increases your risk of a crash exponentially. one study he found it's more dangerous than drinking and driving and linked to deadly train wrecks like this one in california. >> we know texting while driving is dangerous. i promise you we will do something bit. >> how to enforce it but to have that law around i think would help to detour people from doing it. >> i don't know. a nationwide ban, i don't know if that is appropriate but it should not be allowed. >> the governor's highway safety as
. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billion authorization the house wanted was a closer estimate of the program's appeal and its cost. gp was the big winner with 17.8 p% of the cash for clunkers car sales. >> it has been a madhouse, people coming in with their clunkers wanting to trade them in. >> the big 3 accounted for 45% of the sales, which is their normal market share. still, four of the five top selling new cars are sold by foreign manufacturers. 60% of the foreign cars were actually built in this country. in fact, hyundai's montgomery, alabama plant is back to a five-day work week after being on a four-day week since october, and ford is conside
, it is important that we -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: listen to those crowds. "angry mobs"? "manufactured"? what are your thoughts. >> i think it is organic, and i do want to make this point, and this is important. these are our electorates officials, and i think it is important that we treat them with respect and dignity -- these are our elected officials. this is important. we're going to be bringing something to you next week from our focus group. i hear that anger. but if it is an elected official, even if we disagree with them, i think we should treat them with respect and dignity. sean: i agree, but how about the dnc saying about the people showingç up our "kendry" -- are "angry"? is that manufactured? or is this real passion that people have? how about the respect for the people? >> sean, you are right. this is a real passion. we see it and all of the polling. we see that gzjáÑ is the obama support dropping, but the intensity of the opposition is increasin
harry reid's numbers approval rating in the tank. >> but you can't beat him with nobody. somebody has got to stand up. sean: against an unknown state party chair is he losing by six points. >> this election is just young. it is just getting started. he is going to come back. mark my words, is he going to be returning to the state senator from nevada. sean: i'm telling you, is he going to lose. >> i take that with pleasure. sean: these town halls are obviously inspiring the american people and left is lashing out. robert gibbsson 00 today show today trying to blame cable and talk radio. here is what he said. >> we all have something to lose, matt, if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year. what's unproductive is if somebody comes to a town hall meeting and you can't ask your question or your mother can't ask her question because somebody else is yelling. that's what cable tv and the food fight brings to this. sean: only people, john that are yelling here and calling names, it's obama telling the american people to shut up. it's n
harry reid and christopher dodd and barbara boxer are showing vulnerability in the polls. there is reason to believe that the democrats, for the first time in a couple of elections, are vulnerable. bill: where will we be one month from now, will we have moved the ball forward? >> the real issue is to get consensus in the democratic party. ramming through a bill within a narrow majority of the senate and house, losing a lot of democratic votes, that is not the right way to go. bill, thank you. -- bill: thank you. megyn:ç top democrats are askig insurance companies to open up their books. some are calling it an audit. çis this oversight, or are democrats using your taxpayer dollars to control the financial industry? bill: we are going to come to a man who works at a news and parks -- amusement parks and we will talk about the dangers. gecko vo: you see, it's not just telling people geico could save 'em hundreds on car insurance. it's actually doing it. gecko vo: businessmen say "hard work equals success." well, you're looking at, arguably, the world's most successful bu
woman asking a question. this is all part of the angry mob. roll that tape. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: does she seem like an angry mob? she seems like she could be my mom. >> according to barbara boxer, if you dress neatly, you are neatlyrent-a-mob -- you are a rent-a-mob. they outrage has been stirred up and they have the nerve to accuse this legal lady and the veteran and other people of being a fake. you cannot get actors that. sean: what is the net result? i think i know the answer. if you try to smear the american people, as far as i recall, we are still "we, the people," if you discredit them, what is the net political fallout of doing something like that? >> i think the net political fallout is this is an act of desperation. they see this thing slipping away between their fingers and they are lashing out without thinking about it. the wonderful thing about angry american citizens is that when you try to slime them, they do not go away. they come back. it is a very "
apparently been saved, adding $2 billion to re-fund the program. senate majority leader harry reid says he has enough votes to extend the program, giving people $4,500 for trading in gas guzzling cars for more fuel- efficient vehicles. we will bring you more information when we get it. and when will it stop? tonight, is general electric. they must think we are all big fools -- it is general electric. the sec just slapped g.e. with a fine of $50 million. why? the sec says g.e. misled investors by providing false financial results. a'misled"? are you kidding? nobody in g.e. is getting charged criminally for lying. this is just a civil penalty. but dazzy pace's $50 million fine for lying? the people at the top who did the lying -- but it gets to pay the $50 million? the little guy pays -- but guess who pays the $50 million? this one in rages me. --ç enrages me. the liars and cheats do not pay it. >> the reason every shareholder should be enraged is that the people who were defrauded here were the investors, the pepee who cheated. greta: and they are paying for it. >> yes, the people who wer
it, senator majority leader harry reid and talks about this to -- and max baucus -- jon kyl, and nothing more than a trojan horse. shepard: shannon bream, thanks. to afghanistan. the country is going forward with the election, and militants seem determined to disrupt it. a pair of attacks today. two mortars landed near the presidential palace. we are told the president hamid karzai was not hurt near that strike. hamanother seven people were killed and another attack. they are hoping to the polling places relatively safe for as many people as possible, but with a series of threats, taliban militants are making it clear that casting a vote means risking life and limb. greg reports live from kabul. >> we are just a little away from the voting. the taliban is sending out a g:t(q&y message. now&ere was that message more clear than in the eastern portion of the city of kabul. we were there shortly before a car bomb struck there. a suicide car bombers leaving at least one person killed, two u.n. employees killed, and is typical with these attacks, dozens and dozens of civilians kil
: faces of evil? that's what senate majority leader harry reid is calling town hall protesters exercising their right to free speech. can you imagine if trent lott secretary of defense that when he had the job? can republicans get away with saying anything like that. we report. you decide. steve: peta's brand new billboard calls overweight women whales. does it get the point across or does it cross the line? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. when this shoe store added aflac to its employee benefits package no direct cost the company... it was a perfect fit. find out more at aflac!... ...forbusiness.com i hate my phone. what do i do? ( shouting ) this is crazy. you. let's run a free upgrade check. see if you're due for a new smartphone. don't i need to go to my carrier's store for that? no, you don't have to. we sell phones and plans on all the major networks. ok. well, is time travel possible? yes, i am from the future. announcer: phones, plans, and advice from thousands of people eager to help. into an incredibly strong, healthy cat.he has blossomed... his coat is incredibly s
harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for a reform, quote, in spite of the loud shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns. bret. bret: molly, thank you. of all the stumbling blocks to healthcare reform, there may be none more polarizing than abortion. correspondent james rosen reports on the problems facing lawmakers trying to please two very different constituencies. >> perhaps the most contentious issue in american politics over the past 35 years, abortion now threatens to divide senators grasping for a bipartisan compromise on healthcare reform ax key senate negotiator said wednesday lawmakers are trying to steer a middle course. >> there are ongoing discussions with pro life and pro choice groups getting their input, and so that that they are not prepared to reach a conclusion. >> the state court legalized abortions in roe vs. wade in 1973. subsequent statutes have largely prohibited federal funds from being used to subsidize abortions which are covered in
has finally gotten underway. senate majority leader harry reid kicked things off this morning continuing to portray sonia sotomayor as the ideal candidate. she developed a 17-year record as a mod at mainstream judge. -- as a moderate mainstream judge. when the judge testified before the senate judiciary committee for four grueling days, she respectfully and thoroughly answered questions from both sides of the aisle, democrats and republicans. >> but republicans say the answers sotomayor gave don't match the record she has left behind in speeches and writings, that suggest she believes judges can and should be influenced by personal factors outside the law, so even though both democrats and republicans ak nomed today that the vetting on the senate judiciary committee was fair, there is still six republicans who have indicated they will cross party lines to vote yes while 28 will vote no. there are still six unknowns on the republicans' side of the aisle and today senate minority leader mitch mcconnell renewed concerns that sotomayor will govern based on feelings rather than law
city beach patrol. the surf is up. good morning, washington. >>> welcome back. 6:11. harry reid is predicting swift approval of an extension of the cash for clunkers program. it is running out of money. coress is considering $2 billion more in funding. some local dealers say their inventory is down to just a few vehicles. >>> 6:12. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is down on the alexandria waterfront. is the best time of the day to be down there. >> that is true. ♪ happy birthday to you i will quit singing. happy birthday. >> thank you for stops ringing. >> here is a look at the potomac. there are a lot of ducks out here. i wish i had my fishing sticks with me. it is a warm start to the day. 77reeseg here at founders park in oldse sound o und old- -in . other temperatures are mainly in the low 70's locally. frederick at 68. culpeper, 63. limited sunshine. 50% chance of sunshine. scattered storms. possible down toward -- possible downpours into the evening hours. well into the 90's this weekend. now we check on the commute. >> we are rolling a
. tonight, jillian tete, chris andersen, and senate majority leader harry reid. at 1:00 p.m. eastern, c-span2 live with a discussion of the massachusetts health care plan and how it might work nationally. iran corp. analyst has analyzed the plan. and pres. barack obama has explained his plan for military commitment in iraq and afghanistan. he will be in phoenix. we will have live coverage at 2:00 p.m. eastern. administration officials say he will also thank veterans for their service, but no word on whether he will mention health care after media reports today that the administration may change exposition on the government health insurance program. "washington journal" looked at that issue this morning. guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the b
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
committee, once it comes out that harry reid look at them and say, you've got a lot of work but that's not what we want. we're going to move closer to the senate house committee and come whatever three comes out of the house. i want to come back to your statement about this in august. this doesn't matter what they do in august when they go home. this office is democratic and they are at a disadvantage because the opposition is geared up and it gets lost during the recess. >> all right. panel, stay with us. coming up, bill clinton is having de ja vu on health care. can president obama avoid that? that's next in the play book. hey, it's me, water. did you know that when you filter me at home i'm pretty much the same as i am in a plastic bottle? except that you'll save, like, $600 bucks a year. but other than that, we're pretty much the same. pur. good, clean water. (announcer) regular kool-aid. goes almost three times further than soda. kool aid. delivering more smiles per gallon. (groans) a lot of people are gonna be kicking themselves for not buying in this market. (woman) visit rema
hecklers who have protested against the president's health care plans. senate majority leader harry reid called those protestors shrill. robert gibbs suggested the protests are not spontaneous. let's listen to gibbs first. >> i also have no doubt that there are groups that are -- have spread out people across the country to go to these things and to specifically generate videos that can be posted on internet sites so that people can watch what's happening in america. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything. we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senator reid's comments clearly directed at protestors like these exercising their rights to protest. here's how one lawmaker reacted to such a demonstration in long island, new york. >> no one is talking about the government taking over health -- >> oh, no, no! >> another congressman under fire for supporting the president's health care plan, congressman l
, they are getting an earful. they do not work for harry reid. they do not work for nancy pelosi. they do not work for barack obama. they work for the taxpayers, and the taxpayers are infuriated because they have enough -- they know enough to know that more americans are out of jobs, and, greta, at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is you stop spending what you do not have. greta: well, what people have to realize, too, if we end up having to print more money, we will end up with inflation, and some people think as long as they are working, their wages will go up with the inflationary prices, but now that we are part of the global economy, the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our products at these higher prices, so it is a much more serious problem now with inflation than it was years ago. >> it is a serious problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented types of conversations taking place because people simply do not have confidence. geithner went to asia, trying to tell them that e
leader harry reid says he has the votes to pass the $2 billion extension of the cash for clunkers program. there are seven amendments, and none expected to pass. shepard: wendell goler, thanks. you wonder when the appetite people have for new cars will run out and whether they got an early russia that will sort of go away quickly, or whether there will be -- got an early rush that was sort of go away quickly or whether there will be something more. the historic day, judge sotomayor, the owner young woman from the bronx, who learned a lot along the way, -- the woman from the bronx. she is to be sworn in on saturday with the chief justice at her side. it is good to have you with us. be back for "the fox report." now, the man, neil cavuto. ♪ ♪ once you've dealt with the things that come between you... don't let erectile dysfunction get in the way. ♪ viva ♪ viagra! viagra...america's most prescribed ed treatment... can help you enjoy a more satisfying sexual experience. to learn more, spend some quality time with viagra.com ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. don'
majority leader harry reid warned his colleagues they might have to work into their scheduled summer vacation if they don't act before the weekend. so you can bet they will act before the weekend. but even as the program is helping folks in the market for a new car, it appears to be hurting certain charities. you have seen their ads in the newspaper, the ones asking for you to donate your old car. turns out cash for clunkers is a little bit more popular than a tax write-off for clunkers. adam housley is in sun valley, california, with more on that tonight. adam, how much are charities losing? >> shepard, in some cases, 30%, 40%. here at rightway charities in sun valley, a car like this might get $400 in an auction. it will auction off 20 or so cars like this a week. pretty good money going to the local boys and girls clubs and other charities in the area. now they are saying down 30% to 40%. their numbers are dropping significantly which means less money to some of these charities. shepard? shepard: i'm curious about what the specific difference is between cashing in your car and don
for. they do not work for nasa policy or harry reid or barack obama. they work for the obama -- the american taxpayer. they are infuriated because they had enough sense to know that all of the spending we have seen is not working out. more americans are out of jobs. at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is stop spending would you do not have. greta: what people do not realize is that if we end up having to spend more money, we will get inflation. some say as long as i am working, my wages will go up with the inflationary prices. the problem is that if the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our goods at these high prices -- it is a much more serious problem of inflation from 30 years ago. >> it is a huge problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented times of conversations taking place because people do not have confidence. timothy geithner went to asia trying to tell them everything was fine and they laughed at him when he started to tell them that everything was s
with nancy pelosi in the house, harry reid in the united states senate, the democrats are in some ways and i mean this with all due respect, devoid of charismatic, powerful, popular central figure. there is no democrat right now speaking on behalf of the president except for the president who anybody at least and i'm talking to you as middle of the road as i possibly can be, there is nobody on the democratic side who is appealing to the people who is explaining how this will impact them and i think that the democrats, they are wimping out. they are getting their clocks cleaned on the town hall meetings. they are hiding. they are as the rain increases here on the vineyard, i can say that the republicans clearly have outmaneuvered the democrats, the question is whether or not no healthcare is an acceptable alternative now. do you have any inside information bob on the condition? as the rain increases, i think we will move this down below deck. any information at all about the senator's frail condition right now? >> i talked to some people last week who had been around him. he reads the paper,
record as a moderate, mainstream judge. and majority leader harry reid criticized republicans for their opposition. >> i'm disappointed not more of my colleagues are likely to vote for this outstanding nominee. in light of her record and qualifications. but maybe in the future things will get better. i am, however, grateful for the respect my colleagues have shown her throughout this process, even those who have said they are not going to vote for her. >> ifill: the confirmation vote is expected to take place on thursday. in economic news, there were two encouraging reports from june. the national association of realtors reported pending home sales were up for a fifth straight month. and the commerce department said consumer spending rose 0.4%. it's been up two months in a row on wall street. the dow jones industrial average gained 33 points to close at 9320. the nasdaq rose more than two points to close at 2011. and still to come on the newshour tonight, foreclosure assistance; a guantanamo update; and containing avian flu. that follows a look at today's white house effort to
with this and they are trying to keep those guys in communication and harry reid on the majority side who wants to make sure he is overseeing it. they have to make sure something does or does not get through the senate. they have a significant role to play and i wouldn't be confused. i think they are definitely watching from the side and making their -- >> yes or no, the only vote today the sonia sotomayor vote. >> he will get that on thursday. that is all but assured. right now it is all over but the shoutin'. i think we are waiting for the vote. >> it is all over for us. and we will have a look at the forecast and the obama administration promises to put its efforts behind a clearing and cleaning the water in our area. >>> and some local post offices could be closed to save money. we'll be right back. of kelly saunder's nature valley, the place that inspires her to go faster... and slower, elk mountains, colorado. where's yours? 100% natural nature valley granola bars. the taste nature intended. >>> 14 post offices are on a list of 1,000 that could be closed. it is an effort to save cash. the agency is strug
. harry reid said today this is all a bunch of nonsense. >> it's a phony issue. it does not deserve even a minute of our attention on the floor of the united states senate. it's absurd, irresponsible, baseless, and a false claim that has long ago been refuted. >> who are these so-called birthers? let's start with orly taitz. she's gone so far as to say that the president should be tried for crimes perpetrated upon american citizens. there's also allen keys, a former presideform former presidential candidate. phillip berg filed a birther lawsuit against president obama. the case was dismissed. berg also sued then president george w. bush claiming he was complicity in the 9/11 terror attacks. there's also a man by the name of andy martin, said to be one of the first people to claim that president obama was secretly a muslim. radio pastor wyle drake reportedly brought orly taitz into the movement. also the conservative news webside world net daily. the birth movement has been gaining traction online, especially along some conservative bloggers. according to google it's a mostly southern thi
already ran through the original $1 billion. senate majority leader harry reid says the bill to spend $2 billion more on the program will likely pass the senate before friday. the house has already approved that bill to allow the extra funding. >>> iran onian officials are deciding whether to charge three americans with spying. friends claim the trio was simply hiking to a filmous water fall in iraq when they accidentally crossed the unmarked border with iran. secretary of state hillary clinton has call for their release. >>> the panel that investigated the virginia tech miscare will not take another look at the case. governor tim kaine received dozens of letters from survivors an victim' families asking the panel to come together again but on monday, the governor informed them that edmonton not reconvene the panel. their request followed the discovery of the gunman's medical records last month. kaine says there are still many families who do not want to reopen the case. he says that he will accept any factual corrections that need to be made to the panel's initial report. >>> a local ho
] as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work -- [applause] for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator phil gramm, who are both -- gilebrtand, who are just a sonia sotomayor's home senators. i want to thank everybody who was involved in motivating these efforts from the beginning. your efforts were critical to our success. i appreciate all you have done for a pat yourself on the back. [applause] two members of congress that i especially want to acknowledge -- senator bob menendez who worked so hard on the senate side -- [applause] and congress woman vasquez who is the chairman of our spanish caucus. [applause] and i think we all want to take a moment to recognize the woman who, in so many ways, actually made this day possible, justice sonia sotomayor's mother. [applause] mrs. sotomayor is here with her husband, omar, and justice sotomayor's brother juan. by the way, i don't normally do this but let me thank my extraordinary white house staff who helped usher this stuf
. >> they face a potential loss of unemployment benefits but senate majority leader harry reid promised action. >> soon after congress returns to washington, we'll need to address this matter. unemployment benefits are a sound investment. there should be no disagreement that we should help those who are suffering as a result of an economic crisis they didn't create. >> reporter: congress has already extended unemployment benefits three times during this recession. for a closer look at today's numbers, we turn to: diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, a diversified financial services firm in chicago; and jim ellis, assistant managing editor at "business week" magazine. diane swonk, companies are still shedding jobs but not as quickly. so, relatively speaking, better than expected, right? >> certainly better than expected. we also saw an increase in the hours worked which is one of those big precursors to hiring. firms are much more likely to take the employees they have and work them longer hours before they actually make that commitment to actually hiring workers. the other good n
the program alive, but harry reid says he's confident it will pass. the program has allowed about a quarter million americans to buy new cars in a down economy. >>> it's an "american idol" shocker. paula abdul is gone. the singer says she decided not to return next year. she made the announcement on her twitter page last night. that has people buzzing today. abdul has been a judge for the singing contest since it began eight seasons ago. in july she had said that she'd been invited to stay with "american idol" as long as the show lasted and she was optimistic about negotiating a new contract. >>> coming soon to a theater near you, a full-length motion picture filled with footage of michael jackson's last rehearsals, only if a los angeles probate judge approves the deal by monday. last month aeg's ceo randy phillips revealed the company had more than 100 hours of footage preparations for jackson's series of 50 comeback concerts scheduled in london. it could generate much needed money for jackson's debt ridden estate. >>> this is called offender locator and producing users with a list of sex
in taking down the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737
language here. on the liberal side, nancy pelosi calling protesters un-american. harry reid calling opponents of health care evil mongers. nadler saying fascist. pelosi calling insurance companies "the real villains." the conservative side, sarah palin saying obama's death panel down right evil. chuck grassley saying every right to fear death panels. a congressman from georgia saying this is a steam roller of socialism. john boehner last month saying government-encouraged euthenasia included in the health care plan. we heard that echoed from newt gingrich as well. >>> pat buchanan, the splilness in this debate just escalating, now you have nadler talking about fascism. >> let me tell you, i just did a column and i have polls out. this is insanity on liberal democrats. 64% of moderates say the protesters are behaving appropriately and 40% of democrats say that. and by almost two to one, people who know about the protesters identify with them, not against them. joe, there's a story today about a congressman in the neighboring district, congressman boyd. he held three town hall meeting
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
harry reid sayses it will pass. >> we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when do you think you'll do it. >> before we leave here. >> do you have the people for it? >> yes. >> republican leaders say they won't block the vote. >>> two russian subs have been patrols off the u.s. they have not seen something like it off the cold war. there's no reason for concern. the subs are hundreds of miles away in international waters and u.s. had advance warning that they were coming. >>> flash floods stranded driversing shut down two universities, and put part of churchill downs racetrack under water. police got thousands of 911 calls. >> this is the worst i've ever seen it. >> i would hesitate to say at least 20 feet. 20 feet from the bottom of the trestle to the roadway. >> 80 hospital patients were moved out because of flooding and water outages. some animals did not make it out of a flooded animal shelter. here's meteorologist bob van dillen with what's on top of the weather today. >> good morning, robin. those thunderstorms washed out overnight but new activity popped up around arkansas. you can
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